Use of a removable endobronchial valve for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula

David Feller-Kopman, Rabih Bechara, Robert Garland, Armin Ernst, Simon Ashiku

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient with a prolonged bronchopleural fistula and empyema that were successfully treated by the placement of a removable, unidirectional endobronchial valve. This is the first report of the use of such a device for this indication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume130
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bronchopleural fistula
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Empyema
  • Fistula
  • Surgery
  • Valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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